Islamabad: 14th of September, 2023.
Call of the Ambassador of Turkiye on the Prime Minister of Pakistan
Ambassador of Turkiye Mr. Mehmet Pacaci called on Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar in Islamabad today.
The Prime Minister thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish leadership for their warm messages of felicitations on his assumption of office.
He said the people of Pakistan enjoyed a historic, cultural and fraternal relationship with Turkiye. President Erdogan enjoyed the same popularity in Pakistan as in his own country.
The Prime Minister appreciated Turkiye’s reconstruction efforts following the tragic earthquake of February 2023 and reiterated Pakistan’s readiness to continue extending all possible support to the Turkish people.
On bilateral relations, Prime Minister said that the two countries could further enhance cooperation in trade, agriculture, energy, mining, IT and defence. Pakistan was keen to attract foreign investors and the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) had been established to generate new and attractive investment opportunities in priority sectors.
The Prime Minister praised Turkiye for its long-standing and steadfast support to Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir issue.
In addition to having strong and time-tested bilateral relations, Pakistan and Turkiye share convergence and cooperate closely on a wide range of regional and multilateral issues, including efforts to combat Islamophobia.